Har Gobind Khorana, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Har Gobind Khorana

Indian-American molecular biologist

Date of Birth: 09-Jan-1922

Place of Birth: Raipur, Punjab, Pakistan

Date of Death: 09-Nov-2011

Profession: professor, chemist, biologist, geneticist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Har Gobind Khorana

  • Har Gobind Khorana (9 January 1922 – 9 November 2011) was an Indian-American biochemist.
  • While on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W.
  • Nirenberg and Robert W.
  • Holley for research that showed the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell and control the cell's synthesis of proteins.
  • Khorana and Nirenberg were also awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University in the same year.Born in British India, Khorana served on the faculties of three universities in North America.
  • He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1966, and received the National Medal of Science in 1987.

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